Lviv What to Pack

  • Typical Ukrainian toilet paper
    Typical Ukrainian toilet paper
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  • Travel Guide - Reise Know How Ukraine
    Travel Guide - Reise Know How Ukraine
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  • Free map of Lviv
    Free map of Lviv
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    In Your Pocket Guide - Lviv

    by HORSCHECK Updated Dec 5, 2011

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    In Your Pocket Guide - Lviv

    Miscellaneous: I must admit that I am a huge fan of the "In Your Pocket" guides and I was more than happy to hear that since 2009 they are now also available for Lviv. During our Lviv stay in June 2010 we picked up the latest copy at Hotel George.

    The guide not only provides helpful information about transport, accomodation and sights, but also many off the beaten path tips and background information. Apart from that the guide is usually entertaining to read.

    The printed version of the "In Your Pocket - Lviv" guide is available free of charge in many hotels. A PDF version can be downloaded from the "In Your Pocket" website.

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    Travel Guide

    by HORSCHECK Updated Oct 8, 2011

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    Travel Guide - Bradt Ukraine
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    Miscellaneous: Like many other countries in Eastern Europe, the Ukraine is a rapidly developing country. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to find a Tourist Information Office or just a free map, therefore an up to date guide book for independent travellers is highly recommended.

    On our first trip in 2007 we used the Bradt Travel Guide - Ukraine which covers all sorts of information from historical background and descriptions of the sights to practical information about public transportation, accomodation and restaurants.

    In 2008 we used the new German travel guide Reise Know-How - Ukraine, der Westen which was just translated from the Polish version. Unfortunately it is not available in English.

    Bradt Travel Guide: http://www.bradt-travelguides.com/

    Reise Know How: http://www.reise-know-how.de/

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    Just in Case

    by hunterV Updated Jun 27, 2010

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    Mitzkevich Square, Lviv
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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: an umbrella is a must here.
    I always had it with me and did not regret afterwards: the rain was unpredictable and very strong indeed....

    Photo Equipment: everything's available here, even if you leave something at home...

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: good walking shoes for your city exploration tours...

    Miscellaneous: Have a good time, fellow travelers!
    Enjoy your stay in Lviv as much as I did!
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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    Lviv in the early summer

    by Dabs Written Jun 14, 2010

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Maybe it was just this particular year but in early June I was very glad to have brought a raincoat and found that long sleeves or a light jacket was needed

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Nothing special although some insect repellant would have been welcome in the woods at the Folk Museum

    Photo Equipment: Coming from the US I needed a converter to plug in my camera battery for recharging, the one for Europe is fine

    Miscellaneous: Download the In Your Pocket guide before leaving home or you can possibly pick one up at your hotel. Lonely Planet has a good guide to Ukraine including a nice walking tour of Lviv

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    Toilet Paper

    by HORSCHECK Updated Feb 1, 2010

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    Typical Ukrainian toilet paper

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: The standards of toilets in the Ukraine vary a lot. If you are lucky you might find clean and comfortable public toilets in bigger cities like Kiev or Lviv. But even here squat toilets can be seen quite often, also in restaurants or hotels.

    Just be prepared that toilet paper for some reasons is only provided in very limited quantities, if at all. The provided paper is often more of the rough kind like the one which is shown in my photo.

    So if your bottom prefers fluffy paper, you should bring your own paper and always be prepared to have some toilet paper with you.

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    Free map of Lviv

    by HORSCHECK Updated Jul 8, 2008

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    Free map of Lviv

    Miscellaneous: During our first visit to Lviv in May 2007 we couldn't find any Tourist Information Office.

    In May 2008 we found one by chance in the middle of Russka Street on the right side when coming from the Market Square.

    They sell all sorts of souvenirs as well as several guidebooks and maps in various languages. Unfortunately they didn't have many free of charge brochures, except one Lviv map.

    The map was very helpful as it also included a street index, little photos of the sights and the principal public transportation routes.

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    A sleeping bag

    by arantha Written Sep 27, 2006

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    Miscellaneous: Some guide books advise to take a sleeping bag, if you are going to stay in cheap Ukrainian hotels, as they provide just a blanet, not a quilt and in the rooms can be quite cold in the night. In the summer you won't need it for sure, but maybe during the winter it's resonable to take one.

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    Toiletpaper, Toiletpaper and Toiletpaper

    by Kvamkvam Updated Aug 16, 2006

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring good walking shoes.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring all the tablets you need on your travel with you!! I had to get painkillers in LVIV. And they almost blow my head off. Far stronger than what I am used to!!

    Bring some toiletpaper! There are toiletpaper some places. But it's rubbish. But you can find some toiletpapers in the markets. But they are full of perfume.

    Photo Equipment: Bring batteries for your camera. Batteries there are crap!! They will work for two minuts!!

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    Nothing special

    by Zo72 Written Jan 22, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: There is nothing special you should bring to Lviv, you can buy anything there. Shops work every day and it should't be too hard to find exchange office. Only be careful because most shops close around 7 or 8.

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    Soap and tissues!

    by carlitoab Written Jun 10, 2005

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring toilet roll and some extra pocket tissues. On trains, there will almost certainly be none! Also might be an idea to carry some soap, there are sinks but no soap. Can be annoying on long trips without such comforts.

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    A few needed things while going to Ukraina

    by convoyblue Updated Jun 16, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: Mosquito Repellent would be usefull outside the cities

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Take everything what you always needed to survive below conditions :)

    Temperate continental.Mediterranean only on the southern Crimean coast; precipitation disproportionately distributed, highest in west and north, lesser in east and southeast; winters vary from cool along the Black Sea to cold farther inland; summers are warm across the greater part of the country, hot in the south

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Toilet set would be great, there's no paper in public toilets.

    Photo Equipment: No problem with suplies.

    Miscellaneous: Ukraine’s electrical current is 220/50 (volts/hz) and uses the plug adaptors listed below. Many North American appliances are designed to operate only within the 100-125 volt range. These appliances will suffer damage if plugged into 220-250 volts without the proper transformer or converter.

    The time zone for Ukraine is 2 hours offset from GMT, so Imovane leave at home ;)

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    Packing List

    by Samarina Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Miscellaneous: The Opera-house. In this biulding has famous curtain-
    him made by hand in France. My recommend- you must
    to see this curtain, curtain !

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